George Whitefield was born in December 27, 1714 in England. He died at ( aged 55). George Whitefield, was an English Anglican cleric who helped spread the Great Awakaning in Britain and, especially, in the American colonies. Whitefield was born in Bell inn, Southgate Street, Gloucester in England. In 1738 he went to savannah, Georgia, in the American colonies, as parish priest. In 1739, Whitefield returned to England to raise funds to establish the Bethesda Orphanage, which is the oldest extant charity in North America.